January 2012

  • Carphone puts Best Buy store venture behind it

    Carphone Warehouse has taken a positive outlook for the final three months of its fiscal 2012 after posting 15% growth in sales in Q3and closing the book on its doomed big box store venture with Be...

  • Anglia Business Solutions mourns death of Hurley

    One of the founding members of one of the most long standing resellers, Anglia Business Solutions, has died after a short illness. David Hurley, who will be known by many in the channel, helped se...

  • Consumerisation and social driving software growth

    The European software industry can expect modest growth this year as consumerisation and social media force firms to open up budgets to enable secure remote working. The latest forecasts from IDC ...

  • Embotics picks Magirus for EMEA cloud credentials

    Virtualisation and private cloudvendor Embotics has taken its first steps into the world of European distribution and teamed up with Magirus after deciding that the distributor's virtualised datace...

  • Dunn takes HP role at Azlan

    Azlan continues to shuffle its management pack promoting Nigel Dunn to run its HP business unit covering the vendors servers, networking and storage product lines. Dunn is a long serving staffer a...

  • Project Merlin fails to deliver credit to SMEs

    SMEs continue to struggle to get their hands on credit through the scheme that was set up lasy year with the aim of improving the flow of funds to small businesses. The latest figures charting the...

  • Panda cans direct sales operation

    In a welcome move for resellers, Panda Security has taken the decision to ditch its direct consumer sales operation and ramp up its relationship with consultancy-led distie partner Blue Solutions.

  • Legal side of cloud gets Forum's attention

    The Cloud Industry Forum (CIF) has set up a separate sub group to concentrate on the growing number of legal issues surrounding the delivery of hosted applications and services. The growth of the ...

  • RIM on brink as CEOs step aside

    Jim Balsillie and Mike Lazaridis, joint CEOs of BlackBerry-maker Research in Motion (RIM) have stepped down, to be replaced by product and sales COO Thorsten Heins. Heins, who joined RIM from Siem...

  • Resellers get fresh route to users with comparetheware.com

    Resellers and vendors will have a chance to put their services and products in a virtual shop window with a website that is designed to provide users with a serach engine for IT that feels like wel...

  • Avaya channel boss Jeremy Butt to step down

    Avaya worldwide channel vice president Jeremy Butt is to step down from his role in March, MicroScope has learned. Previously enterprise mobility channel boss at Motorola, Butt moved across to Avay...

  • Microsoft PC nightmare unrealised in Q2

    A decline in PC sales as a result of the Thai flooding crisis seems to have hurt Microsoft's Q2 numbersless than Redmond had at first feared feared, with strong sales elsewhere in the firm helping ...

  • Internet traffic key to glowing Intel future

    Industry heavyweight Intelhas filed its year end figures, with full-year sales of $54bn (£34.8bn)andfourth quarterrevenue of $13.9bn. Post tax profit at the firm was up by 13% to $3.4bn. Inte...

  • IBM charts steady course in 2011

    IBM has reported steady fourth quarter numbers today, with netprofit for the three months to 31 December 2011 was up 4% to $5.5bn (£3.5bn) year-on-year, while total sales for the quarter incr...

  • Becrypt enhances partner deal reg offering

    Public sector cyber-security specialist Becrypt to the UK public sector has launched its enhanced Deal Registration programme to the channel, writes Linda Endersby. "Becrypt is putting in plac...

  • Sirs leaves RM MD post after three months

    Rob Sirs, group managing director of education IT specialist RM has stepped down for personal reasons after just three months in the role. Sirs stepped into the post in October after former boss Te...

  • Ingram CEO Spierkel calls it a day, shows channel the Monie

    Ingram Micro CEO Greg Spierkel has announced his retirement from the role, with the reins of power to be passed to current COO Alan Monie. Spierkel has been with the broadliner since 1997, and ran ...

  • InTechnology green datacentre opens in Berkshire

    Cloud services provider, InTechnology has opened its new energy-efficient data centre in Readingin a bidto beef up its hosting provision outside the M25, writes Linda Endersby. "The Reading da...

  • Column: 2012 forecast is boils, wailing, teeth gnashing, Ethernet

    Does anyone still believe you get a bargain in the sales? Everyone knows BOGOF is a RIP-OFF. Whenthe supermarketsays you can Buy One and Get One Free, we all know they've Re-priced One to Pretend O...

  • MicroScope's top stories, week ending 20 January 2012

    Channel boss in Mail on Sunday sting Transputec bossRickie Sehgalspoke of his embarrassment after falling victim to a Mail on Sunday sting in which an undercover reporter posed as a businessman see...